The short film “Choupan”, directed by the class of the technical course of Directing 14|16 was included in the Official Selection of Short Films of the I Mostra do Cinema Português.
This project, one of the 92 films selected for the show’s Official Selection, from a total of 184 proposals from all over the country, will be screened on September 28th, in the “Short Films” session to be held at Associação Alves Redol, in Vila Franca de Xira.
Directed by Sabrina Ildefonso and with a screenplay by the Directing class 14|16, “Choupan” tells the story of Lucas and Maria, two young people who get to know each other over the course of time. Lucas, a charismatic and energetic young man, when moving into his new apartment comes across Maria and her cat. Attracted by the young Maria’s curiosity and beauty, he gets closer to her and experiences a few bumpy moments until one day Lucas is surprised by a situation he never imagined could happen.
This Film Festival arises from the realization of a group of young people from Vila Franca de Xira “that the general Portuguese public is still not surrendered to the national production, still seen with some prejudice and little recognition, because it is not integrated in the canons of North American commercial film production.